On Fri, 27 Jan 2012, Hélio Guilherme wrote:
Leaving the GUI aside (considering that solved), I think that we
have a directive (or environmental variable setting) that a script
author would add in the script. The omission of that setting would go
for EN (as it is now).
Thanks, Hélio, but here I totally agree with Jack. We can't
"balkanize" gretl scripting. The decimal character in gretl scripts
is '.', period. Don't think of this as "EN", just think of it as
what's used in serious computing.
There's nothing stopping anyone from writing a converter that takes
as input a localized script using the decimal comma (and that
therefore uses some other character such as ';' for
function-argument separation, and yet another character where gretl
syntax already specifies ';') and writes out a standard gretl
Jack and I don't think that would be a good idea, and we're not
going to do it, but it's an option that's open to anyone who thinks